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Muted multi-color icon tutorial

Alrighty, so I was playing around in PS, and came up with an icon I thought looked pretty good. And now, I'm here, making a tutorial.

Using PS7, but will most likely work in another program.
Pretty easy, I think.

Going from this to



This is just a guideline. Make the icon your own.

1.
Get your picture, and crop it. I'm using this one of Alexisonfire. You can do whatever you want to prepare the icon, but I didn't do anything.


2.
Duplicate your base, and desaturate the copy.


3. -
Take the above texture, and flip it horizontal. Set it to screen, 24% opacity, and then I moved it over to the right, a ways.


4. -
Take the above gradient, and set it to lighten.


5. -
Go down to the bottom, duplicate the colored base, and drag it to the top. Set it on softlight.


6. -
Take the above gradient, and set it on lighten, 62% opacity. Then, you're finished.


Both gradient and the texture are by the lovely ___hidethefact.

Now, that was easy, wasn't it?

If you've got any questions, feel free to ask, and I would love to see what you come up with.

Comments

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therealjackie
Mar. 26th, 2006 01:06 am (UTC)
eeeeee alexisonfire.

i like this effect. it looks really nice.
tomba249
Mar. 26th, 2006 01:19 am (UTC)
Thank you.
sapphie_rain
Mar. 26th, 2006 01:18 am (UTC)
YAYY, that was awesome.
*pokes icon* I likes it.
tomba249
Mar. 26th, 2006 01:19 am (UTC)
Ooo, thats really awesome, Sapphie. Nice job, and thank you.
alonelovex
Mar. 26th, 2006 01:51 am (UTC)
yayyy i love these desaturated type tutorials, so prettty.
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tomba249
Mar. 26th, 2006 01:52 am (UTC)
Aha. Desaturated/muted tutorials = love.

Anywho, your result is really good. Thank you.
hp_icon_mkr19
Mar. 26th, 2006 01:55 am (UTC)
Awesome Tut, meming
30yearwar
Mar. 26th, 2006 09:50 am (UTC)
It's a great tutorial with a great, unique icon. Seriously? I'm sick of "Add a blue colorburn, add a tan/beige on multiply" tutorials. XD Your's is a refresher.. :O)
tomba249
Mar. 26th, 2006 07:20 pm (UTC)
Ooo, your comment made me smile. And, I'm sick of those type of tutorials also. Thank you.
ticklemebillie
Mar. 26th, 2006 06:36 pm (UTC)
lovely tutorial.

this is what i got- Image hosting by Photobucket
tomba249
Mar. 26th, 2006 07:21 pm (UTC)
Thank you, and your result is good. Thanks for trying.
skyharbour
Mar. 27th, 2006 08:04 pm (UTC)
sweeet. I love tutorials! I haven't been able to do anything cool in a while :P

I added some crap to this, and I managed to stretch the gradients to fit the banner:
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tomba249
Mar. 27th, 2006 09:10 pm (UTC)
Ahh, thats an awesome banner. You did really good. Thank you, also.
skyharbour
Mar. 28th, 2006 04:58 pm (UTC)
:D Thank you so very much ♥
raidmyheart
Mar. 28th, 2006 04:36 am (UTC)
lovelovelovelove this tutorialll

must must must try heartsssssss
tomba249
Mar. 28th, 2006 02:32 pm (UTC)
Even though that didn't make much sense..I'll say, thank you, Jimena of Jersey, haha. I wanna see your result when you try it too.
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